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Bicycle Route Signage Types

bike postClick the gray bars below to explore several examples of varying types of bike signage.



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Destination, Direction and Distance Signage

Example of a distance, direction or destination sign from North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills, TX

Destination, Direction and Distance Signs can help to:
          - Share existing knowledge of trail and street networks.
          - Confirms route travel and encourages a broader user base to reference the signs.
          - Bike route numbers can be added to the basic sign.


Example of a distance, direction or destination sign from Chicago IL
Chicago, IL

Share the Road Signs

An example of a share the road signAnother example of a share the road signyellow bike sign that says allow full use of lanes
                      Australia                                                 Oregon                                                 California


Share the Road Signs can help to:
          - Indicates that motorists and cyclists have the right to share the road.
          - Can be indicated with a Share the Road sign or a SHARROW pavement marking. (See Bike Lanes)
          - Often used on narrow roads with little right-of-way for bike lane expansion.

Bike Lanes and Bike Routes Signs

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Sharrow Lane Markings in Seattle
SHARROW Lane Markings in Seattle

Bike Lanes and Bike Route Signs:
          - Typically a 4’ wide lane on the right side of the road way.
          - Cyclists are encouraged to use the lanes, but it not mandated.
          - Education of motorist and cyclist perceptions is necessary to minimize conflicts.

Transit Signage

Bike Load sign for bus


Transit Signage:
          - Bicycles are allowed on most buses and trains.
          - Notify the driver or conductor of your stop, especially if additional time/space are needed to unload.

bicycle storage signlimit 2 bikes in car sign

Recreational Signs

recreational bike signs

Recreational Signage:
          - Directs trail users to the trail start, other access points, and indicates the Code of Conduct.
          - Alerts trail users to potential hazards or road crossings.
          - Offers distance and directional information.

Recreational Bike Sign

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